CAT (Common Admission Test) 2017 : Registration, Application Form, Exam Dates, Syllabus 2017

CAT (Common Admission Test) 2017 : Registration, Application Form, Exam Dates, Syllabus 2017

CAT 2018 Registration details:
                    CAT 2017 Registrations are opened from 9th August 2017. CAT is known as Common Admission Test. It is a National level Examination conducted by IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management) on rotation basis. CAT 2017 Exam will be conducted by IIM Lucknow.

CAT (Common Admission Test) 2017 : Registration, Application Form, Exam Dates, Syllabus 2017

CAT 2017 Exam Important Dates:

  • Online Registration : 9th August 2017.

  • Last date for Registration : 20th September 2017 (5:00 pm)

  • Admit Card Release date : 18th October to 26th November.

  •  Exam Date : 26th November.
Exam instructions : 

  • Result announcement : 2nd week January.

CAT 2017 Eligibility criteria:
                      The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons With Disability (PWD) categories], awarded by any University or educational institution as incorporated by an Act of the Parliament or State legislature in India or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University/Institution.                                 
                      In case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University/ institution. If any University/institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100.                     
                     Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal / Registrar of their University/institution (issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective IIM) stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate. IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process. 

                         For more details on eligibility candidates are advised visit the ‘CAT 2017 Eligibility’ section of the CAT website.

CAT 2017 Registration fee payment modes:

        ₹900 for SC, ST and PwD category candidates. 

            ₹1800 for all other categories of candidates. 

           Please note that a candidate needs to pay registration fee only once, irrespective of the number of institutes he/she is applying for. SC, ST and PwD candidates must upload a copy of their SC/ST/PwD certificates at the time of registration. Fee once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances.

CAT 2017 Information Criteria:

  • Official website : www.iimcat.ac.in

  • Help line number : 1-800-266-3549.
Click on below link to apply CAT 2017:

CAT Test Centers:

          CAT will be conducted in centres spread across around 140 test cities. Details about the test centres in these test cities will be available on this website from 18th October, 2017 and the name of the test centre will be indicated in the Admit Card. IIMs reserve the right to change or cancel any test centre / city and/or change the test time and date at their own discretion.


               Instances of any incorrect information or process violation detected at any stage of the selection process will lead to immediate disqualification of the candidate from the selection process and he/she will not be allowed to appear for CAT in future. If such instances go undetected during the current selection process but are detected in subsequent years, such disqualification will take place with retrospective effect. 

               Candidates must retain this Information Bulletin for future reference. Any dispute concerning CAT 2017 would be subject to jurisdiction of the competent courts within the territorial jurisdiction of city of Lucknow only.


            Candidates must declare and maintain a valid and unique email account and a mobile phone number throughout the selection process.